hydromorphonemedical dictionary

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4,5-alpha-epoxy-3-hydroxy-17-methylmorphinan-6-one. An opioid analgesic made from morphine and used mainly as an analgesic. It has a shorter duration of action than morphine.

Pharmacological action: analgesics, opioid, narcotics.

Chemical name: Morphinan-6-one, 4,5-epoxy-3-hydroxy-17-methyl-, (5alpha)-

(12 Dec 1998)